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New Coalition Says It Will Fight Opioid Crisis With Education And Prevention

A close up of a drug disposal kit being provided by RxALI.
Jo Ingles
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A close up of a drug disposal kit being provided by RxALI.

There’s a new anti-drug effort that involves a variety of groups from around the state. 

The name of the new project is RxALI and spokeswoman Jenny Camper says it’s designed to provide grants and marketing assistance to current effective drug prevention programs. She says RxALI is also urging Ohioans to get rid of unwanted drugs.

“We’ve donated tens of thousands of safe disposal kits and we have done education on the importance of everybody cleaning out your medicine cabinet," Camper says.

The coalition consists of drug prevention groups, law enforcement and veteran’s organizations. And it is also receiving backing from PhRMA, the major lobbying group representing drug manufacturers, some of which are being sued by Ohio and other states for their role in the opioid crisis.

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